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The first trailer for “Thor: Love and Thunder” has officially dropped, bringing back Chris Hemsworth as a fan favorite Space Viking, Thor Odinson. Gorr the God Butcher is featured in this movie and played by an unidentifiable Christian Bale. Known for his prior roles as Batman in the DC Universe is crossing over as a villain this time around. The character played by Bale seeks to destroy all gods and is one of the main agonists against our hero Thor. On Monday the video was released on YouTube on the official Marvel Entertainment channel, reaching over about 2 million views and topping out at roughly 13 million views by Tuesday.
The trailer shows shots of Tessa Thompson playing the role of Valkyrie along with her adventures with Natalie Portman as Jane Foster in the trailer as she wields her own Mjolnir. Additionally, the trailer even features some shots of the Guardians of the Galaxy. In a post made on Instagram, Hemsworth told fans that “is gonna blow your mind.”
Bale, as Gorr comes from what looks like branches shrouded in darkness, then there are cuts to scenes of him in battle with a multitude of other heroes. In the trailer, Gorr tells the heroes “You are not like the other gods I’ve killed.”
There are many lingering questions, like what has Jane been up to in the last 8 years? Who currently holds the title of Mighty Thor? At the end of the trailer, a naked Thor exclaims “You flicked too hard, dammit!” in a comedic gag. Anticipation for this film has been building since comic con 2019 when it was revealed that Portman would return for the first time in almost a decade by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. “Thor: Love and Thunder” comes to theaters on July 8, 2022.
Written by Skye Leon
Edited by Sheena Robertson
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The New York Post: Unrecognizable Christian Bale shocks fans in new ‘Thor’ film; by Brooke Kato